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OSCULA: Derby Festival winner lands Group 3 odds in France

George Boughey’s French exploits paid dividends at Oscula claimed a third career success

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Oscula ridden by jockey Mark Crehan wins The Cazoo Woodcote EBF Stakes during day one of the Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse. Picture date: Friday June 4, 2021.

Oaks Day 2-year-old Oscula kept up a fine season for trainer George Boughey when taking the Group 3 Prix Six Perfections Sky Sports Racing at Deauville on Tuesday afternoon under Ryan Moore.

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The Galileo Gold filly gave fine accounts in defeat at Royal Ascot and the July Festival at Newmarket in the aftermath but was rewarded with her consistency across the English Channel earlier this week.

It was the first of a double for Ballydoyle retained rider Moore, who also steered 1,000 Guineas winner Mother Earth to a second Group 1 in the Prix Rothschild later in the card.

watch: ryan moore and oscula take french honours at deauville on tuesday afternoon [credit: at the races]

Speaking to At The Races, Boughey said: “She was very good, she toughed it out and I think she appreciated running on soft ground again.

“It was very quick when she ran at Newmarket the other day, Ryan gave her a peach of a ride.

“She’s quite a progressive filly and it was nice to see her stay the seven furlongs.

Ryan Moore celebrates with the trophy after winning The Investec Derby onboard Ruler of the World
Ryan Moore picked up a double in France on Tuesday

“She’s always shown that she could do it and it’s nice to see her putting it into action and going and winning a Group race, she should be a lot of fun for the owners going forward.

“I imagine she could get a mile and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her go back out there for the Prix Marcel Boussac at the end of the year on Arc day.”

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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